Natalie Roberts is a Director of Studies at CRASH, Médecins Sans Frontières’ reflection unit in Paris. A medical doctor, she specialised in emergency medicine in the UK before joining MSF and participating in medico-humanitarian emergency responses on the field, including in Syria, Yemen, CAR, Ethiopia and East Ukraine. She was Head of Emergency Programmes for MSF France between 2016 and 2019, and worked extensively on the response to the 2018-20 Ebola epidemic in Nord Kivu, DRC, notably regarding the use of investigational vaccines. She is also a member of the Steering Committee of MSF’s Access Campaign. She studied medicine at Cambridge University and Imperial College London, holds a diploma in tropical medicine from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and a masters degree in the political economy of violence, conflict and development from SOAS.
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Aggressively promoting vaccines as a common good inflates their importance, creating unrealistic expectations and mounting political pressure. Additional measures are needed to mitigate this crisis.